Originally Posted by redhen
Question... how do you all keep your coupons organized? In binders? Or..?
I do not have a binder. I tried a binder, but it did not work for me. Sometimes I will have 20 of a certain coupon. In the binder, they would fall out and drive me crazy.
I started using a plain old fashioned 1 subject spiral notebook. I use two spiral notebooks now. One is strictly for non-food items and the other is for food items. I title each page with the type of item... For Example -
Toothbrush, Floss, or Mouthwash
Dairy - cheese
Dairy - yogurt
Dairy - other
Cereal - Kellogg's
Cereal - post
Cereal - grits, oatmeal, pop tarts, etc.
Then I staple the coupons in a pile to the sheet of paper.
I gently rip off the coupon I want when I want it. I try to staple the coupons on the edge of the coupon so it isn't a biggie to remove.
BEFORE heading to the store, I try to pull as many of the coupons as I can. I take my notebooks in the store with me, just in case I stumble across a deal I wasn't expecting. However, by pulling what I plan to use first, it makes the shopping a lot quicker and easier.